Pierre-Nicolas Ferrand is a partner and heads Shearman & Sterling’s Finance Group in Paris. His practice is primarily focused on banking and finance, including structured, asset-based, real estate, project and acquisition financings, for French and international arrangers and investors. He also has extensive experience in restructuring and insolvency issues, including acquisitions and disposals of distressed assets, workout negotiations, financial and corporate restructurings, debtors, creditors and shareholders representation, and formal insolvency procedures.

Pierre-Nicolas Ferrand has represented major financial institutions, multinational and French corporations in connection with the financing, the refinancing and the restructuring of companies and assets, including BNP Paribas, Bank of Ireland, Natixis, Société Générale, The Royal Bank of Scotland, SNS Property Finance, Crédit Foncier de France and U.S. companies.

Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling in July 2007, Pierre-Nicolas Ferrand was a partner at Jones Day, where he practiced in the Paris and Singapore offices. Before becoming a lawyer, he practiced as an assistant trustee in bankruptcy.

Pierre-Nicolas Ferrand has been cited regularly as one of the best banking & finance as well as restructuring/insolvency lawyers in France in Legal 500 and Chambers Global.

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Areas of Practice 1) Finance, 2) Financial Restructuring & Insolvency, 3) Real Estate, 4) Project Development & Finance, 5) Financial Institutions Advisory & Financial Regulatory, 6) Dodd-Frank, 7) UK, 8) EU & Other Regulatory Reforms and 9) Leveraged Finance
Law School University of Chicago, (LL.M., 19920
Education Université de Paris II-Panthéon-Assas, (D.E.A. 19900
Most recent firm Shearman & Sterling LLP
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